Quantitative Reasoning
Course Content from zyBooksThis course teaches students the practical application of calculations in everyday life, such as decisionmaking, saving money, estimating, understanding media reports, etc. This course is designed to make math approachable for all learners and not only those planning to be mathematicians or engineers. This course helps students gain confidence in their mathematical abilities while supplying them with the essentials to navigate math in their daily life.
 Self Paced
 Mathematics
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After completing this course, students will be able to:
 Solve problems based on various operations on numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents
 Apply the unit conversion rules to solve the problems based on unit conversions
 Solve problems based on perimeter, area, and volume of various shapes
 Apply estimation techniques in 1, 2, and 3 dimensions
 Solve equations with an unknown value
 Construct and solve equations involving x
 Solve problems based on rate and comparison involving x
 Apply mathematics to everyday problems based on personal finances, health, utilities, and investments
 Interpret tables and graphs for linear functions and piecewise linear functions
 Sketch the graph using slope and intercept
 Utilize various formulas in the spreadsheet
 Construct bar charts and pie charts in spreadsheet
 Interpret truefalse statements, and ifthen statements
 Solve problems based on logical operators AND/OR/NOT, sets, and Venn diagrams
 Interpret the statements using logical deduction and logical induction
 Solve problems involving averages, median, spread, and margins of error
 Compare between averages of two subpopulations
 Solve problems using counting methods
 Apply addition and multiplication rules of probabilities
 Solve expected value problems
 Identify domain, and range of functions
 Show behavior of graphs
 Solve problems based on rates of change
 Apply composition, transformation, and inverse operations to the functions
 Sketch the graphs of linear functions
 Apply linear models to data
 Sketch the graphs of exponential, and logarithmic functions
 Solve problems based on exponential and logarithmic equations
 Apply exponential models to data
 Solve ranked choice voting problems
 Interpret winners based on different types of voting
 Apply apportionment paradoxes to election results
 Predict presidents in electoral college problems
Topic 
Topic Title 
Subtopics 
Objectives 
1 
Numbers in Everyday Life 


2 
Solving Everyday Problems 


3 
Problem Solving with Shapes 


4 
Basic Algebra 


5 
Everyday Math Examples 


6 
Tables, Graphs, and Functions 


7 
Spreadsheets 


8 
Logic and Sets 


9 
Statistics 


10 
Probability 


11 
Functions 


12 
Linear Functions 


13 
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 


14 
Voting and Apportionment 


14 
Final Exam 


There are no prerequisites for this course.
StraighterLine provides a percentage score and letter grade for each course. A passing percentage is 70% or higher.
If you have chosen a Partner College to award credit for this course, your final grade will be based upon that college's grading scale. Only passing scores will be considered by Partner Colleges for an award of credit. There are a total of 1000 points in the course:
Topic  Assessment  Points Available 
1 
Chapter 1 
40 
2 
Chapter 2 
40 
3 
Chapter 3 
40 
4 
Chapter 4 
40 
5 
Chapter 5 
40 
6 
Chapter 6 
40 
7 
Chapter 7 
40 
7  Midterm Exam  140 
8 
Chapter 8 
40 
9  Chapter 9  40 
10 
Chapter 10 
40 
11  Chapter 11  40 
12 
Chapter 12 
40 
13 
Chapter 13 
40 
14 
Chapter 14 
40 
15  Final Exam  300 
Total  1000 
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